Catherine Bayley

Catherine Bayley

Catherine Bayley says her right leg is now "a million times better" after having surgery for varicose veins at Benenden Hospital

Catherine first began having problems with varicose veins, in both legs, at the age of just 20 - and as the problem seemed to be getting worse at the age of 31 she decided to do something about it.

I felt very well looked after and confident that I was in capable hands and was being treated by professionals. I'd like to thank all involved during my treatments.

Being a member of Benenden Health she visited her GP and asked him to refer her to Benenden Hospital. Very soon afterwards she had an appointment for a consultation and was then booked in for surgery, in July 2014. Just six weeks after the Endovenous Laser Treatment to her right leg she said: "The results are amazing. It is a million times better than it was.

"My legs were unsightly. The varicose veins would stick out and they were painful. My legs would ache and it always seemed to be worse in the hot weather."

Miss Bayley, from Sidcup, was so pleased with the results that six weeks later she had EVLT on her left leg, in August 2014. She said: "I wouldn't wear skirts before and I certainly would not have worn shorts, but now I'm hoping that I will be able to.

"The staff at Benenden Hospital were all very kind and professional. I felt very well looked after and confident that I was in capable hands and was being treated by professionals. I'd like to thank all involved during my treatments."

Published on 06 October 2014